slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden lager with average head. average (but very drinkable beer. average average average
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent beer, nothing special, a good standby for when your options are limited, and a good introductory beer for the uninitiated.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Bottle. This is a mass produced, flat tasting, thin, somewhat sweet, ambery mainstream american bore. Tastes to me like it is made with hop extract. I can smell a hoppyness and taste it on the first mouthfull but after that it is completely gone.Leaves some lace on the glass. Its widely available though and tasts better than red dog. I bought a 12 pack of it because it was on sale and I can't get my hands on anything better here in Yuma,AZ.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
better than average, and a highly available all-malt beer. tastes good when warmed a bit, and versatile in terms of when and with what it's drank. not my first choice, but good when the other choices make you hate beer
droop (4) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like many other newbies, this beer started me on beer. This beer showed me that there were other choices besides Budweiser. When I drink this at business dinners, all my Bud drinking co-workers look at me with admiration. I know its one step above Bud but its a big step. This beer pours a reddish metallic color which is quite nice. Decent sized head and it lasts throughout. The taste is nothing extraordinary but it is good. Great with red meat!
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Adams usually makes quality brews and this one is no exception. Although it is the most popular commercially, it is still enjoyable. Nice flavor, although not much like most other lagers which is a trait that is admirable. You can always tell this beer by its distinct aroma, but I can't really describe it well... maybe nutty and toffee like? Good bite and finish. Solid beer from a solid brewery.
maxwillis (5) - Prescott, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2003 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice for a lager. Good all around beer to get nice and toasty with on cold nights with a lot of friends. Not very skunky. has a good finish
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Come on...this is like the all American beer, look at his outfit on the bottle, it screams PILGRAM! Whatever, if you don't like being patriotic, especially at this time in our countries history thats your thing, just make sure you don't mess with me. That is while I'm drinking SAMUEL ADAMS, cause its the shiznit, BITCH!
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper/gold with nice thick head. A hoppy nose. Not too sweet, a little nutty. Nice dry finish without severe bitterness. A lingering finish. A good mellow lager.
Braudog (5841) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
True amber beer with a respectable head and a hoppy nose. Rustic and slightly nutty & woodchippy, yet there's a tangy bite at the finish. Smooth. Good American amber beer.